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DEATH THREAT: NDDC SHUTDOWN OFFICE, ORDERS ALL STAFF ON SELF ISOLATION

By Innocent Orok Amidst the sudden death of the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Ibanga Bassey Eteng, the Commission has ordered the shutdown of its headquarter office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It also instructed all its staff to proceed on two weeks Self- Isolation. According to an internal memo issued ...

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FRAUD IN CRFFN, AS COUNCIL MEMBER RAISE ALARM OF 13 GHOST WORKERS

By Innocent Orok The fraud and mismanagement going on in the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria CRFFN) is gradually coming to the fore as thirteen Ghost Workers have been discovered to be on the payroll of the Council. According to Ships and Ports report, a member of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria ...

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SON INSPECTS LOCAL MANUFACTURER OF COVID19 VENTILATOR

By Innocent Orok The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), says it is partnering with a local inventor to manufacture international standard air purifier machines to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Country. This, the SON said was part of its efforts to support local inventors and producers of equipment and machinery. Mr Osita ...

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INEC to Conduct 5 Senatorials, 4 States Assembly Bye-Elections Seats in 7 States

By Innocent Orok The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Five Senatorial and Four House of Assembly seats vacant in Seven states across the nation. The list was published on the Commission’s website recently as they called for a bye- elections to fill the vacant seats in compliance with the Nigerian electoral laws. Notably among the Five Senatorial Seats ...

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STOP BLACKMAILING NDDC, UNDEDSSTELLS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

By Innocent Orok The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) a premier coalition of Civil Societies in the Niger Delta region has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to stop the Federal Government current unjust practices in the region. But to live up to its responsibilities. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 21, 2020 by ...

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NDDC N40bn Probe: Senate Demands Written Explanations from Akpabio, Others

The Senate Ad hoc Committee investigating the alleged misappropriation of over N40bn by the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has demanded a written explanation over his alleged involvement in the said amount belonging to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The directive was communicated to Akpabio by the Senate Ad hoc committee probing the alleged misappropriation. The ...

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POST COVID19: ANLCA PRESIDENT ASSURES OF MORE JOBS

–Seeks exploration of Non Oil Exports to Create more Jobs   By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Maritime industry can generate more jobs, rather than the fear of job loses as expected by stakeholders after the Coronavirus pandemic. So says the National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike. Nwabunike made this optimistic assertion ...

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POST COVID19: BELLO ADVOCATES STRATEGIC COMMITTEE TO BOOST EXPORTS IN NIGERIA

By Innocent Orok The Executive Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello has advocated for a strategic committee to be set up by the Federal Government to boost export trade in Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic. Bello said the committee should comprise of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Exports Promotion Council ...

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OWNERSHIP OF WATERWAYS, NIWA, LAGOS STATE AT WAR AGAIN

By Innocent Orok The unending face – off between the National inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Lagos State government over dredging activities may enter another phase as the Federal Government waterways regulatory agency has frowned at the attempt by Lagos State House of Assembly to over reach itself on the extant mining laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which ...

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